Focaccia Breadsticks are homemade breadsticks loaded with flavors including Italian seasoning, olive oil, and garlic. I used my homemade focaccia bread as the base and topped it with a garlic and parmesan topping. They are a fantastic dipping option for pizza dip and will make the perfect New Year’s Eve appetizer!

Focaccia Breadsticks in a Pan Cut up and Sprinkled with Parmesan.
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Focaccia Breadsticks

Easy Focaccia breadsticks are delicious and fun finger food! They are sliced into perfectly sized portions and have all the flavors of a classic focaccia bread at your fingertips. These breadsticks have a crispy outside and a soft, airy inside. You can enjoy these tasty breadsticks on their own, or dipped in a homemade marinara sauce. And if you remember Pizza Hut breadsticks, you may find that they taste similar!

Brushing Butter and then Sprinkling Parmesan Over Focaccia Breadsticks.


Olive oil: I used olive oil in the dough, brushed onto the baking dish, and brushed on top of the breadsticks. This gives the breadsticks their incredible flavor and texture.

Seasonings: I used Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt for this recipe. They are the perfect blend of flavors for this delicious recipe.

Water: Be sure that you warm your water to about 110°-115°F. This will allow the yeast to bloom to get the best rise for your bread.

Focaccia Breadsticks on a Piece of Parchment Paper with a Couple of Pieces Flipped Showing the Side and Bottom Texture.

How to Store

Although these breadsticks are best when enjoyed fresh from the oven, don’t waste the leftovers! Store extra breadsticks in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. You could also store them in the refrigerator for up to five days, but they may dry out quicker in the refrigerator. If you have some breadsticks that have gone stale (which I highly doubt), you can cut them up and toast the pieces in the oven for some tasty croutons for any salad!

Stacks of Focaccia Breadsticks on a Cutting Board with Pieces Ripped in Half Showing Inside Texture.

How to Freeze Breadsticks

To freeze these breadsticks, wrap the cooled breadsticks tightly in plastic wrap. Then, place them into a freezer-safe bag. Be sure to add a label and date. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Focaccia Breadsticks in a Pan Cut up and Sprinkled with Parmesan.
5 from 6 votes

Focaccia Breadsticks

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Focaccia Breadsticks are homemade breadsticks loaded with flavors including Italian seasoning, olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese.



  • 1 cup (237 g) water, warmed (about 110°-115°F)
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cup (75 g) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups (312.5 g) all-purpose flour


  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup (25 g) parmesan cheese, grated


  • In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes, or until the yeast blooms.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt.
  • Pour half of the oil mixture into the yeast mixture. Set the remaining oil aside.
  • Add the flour to the yeast and oil mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Add the dough to a greased bowl and cover with a clean towel. Allow the dough to rest in a warm place for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Pour the remaining oil mixture into a 7×11-inch baking dish. Use a pastry brush to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Transfer the risen dough to the prepared baking dish. Work the dough to the edges. Use your fingers to create dimples in the dough.
  • Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, make 3 equally-spaced slices across the short side of the baking dish*. Then, slice down the center of the dough lengthwise to create a total of 8 breadsticks.
  • Brush the top of the breadsticks with one teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder and salt evenly over the breadsticks.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Immediately brush the baked breadsticks with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve warm.



*The cuts will be different if you use a different size pan. You can make the breadsticks the size you prefer.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious. I will use a buggier pan next time – sticks were too thick in an 11×7 “ pan. I will also use more than half of the oil mixture in dough. Make sure you grease or spray the pan before spreading out the dough – mine stuck a bit. Definitely a keeper – we used it the next day for grilled cheese in our panini maker. Excellent!

  2. I love this recipe! Have made it three times now. Today I used Everything Bagel seasoning in place of all other seasonings. It was amazing!

    1. Hello, when you used the everything bagel seasoning did you add it to the oil that went into the dough as well as sprinkle on top, or just sprinkle on top?

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